“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues….” Acts 2:4
Parishioners read in different languages at May 19 Pentecost Liturgy.

May 19 – May 26, 2024

Live-streaming of 10AM Sunday Mass. Click HERE.

This website also includes a “Bulletins” page where visitors may view an exact copy of the weekly bulletin and inserts in PDF format, as well as a calendar for our Family of Parishes.

News from our Parish


Visitors to our Sacred Sites Open House on May 19 enjoy watching a video on parish history.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick

A Sonnet for Pentecost by Rev. Malcolm Guite:

Today we feel the wind beneath our wings
Today  the hidden fountain flows and plays
Today the church draws breath at last and sings
As every flame becomes a Tongue of praise.
This is the feast of fire, air, and water
Poured out and breathed and kindled into earth.
The earth herself awakens to her maker
And is translated out of death to birth.
The right words come today in their right order
And every word spells freedom and release
Today the gospel crosses every border
All tongues are loosened by the Prince of Peace
Today the lost are found in His translation.

Whose mother tongue is Love in every nation.

Bible Study ~ Tuesday’s ZOOM Bible Study continues our discussion of Mark’s Gospel at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Click HERE to join us. If you need a copy of Mark’s Gospel, see Pat Dyer. Even if you are not a participant in the weekly bible study, please consider joining us in St. Charles Hall at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 22, for a very special viewing of two segments of the PBS special “Ancient Roads, from Christ to Constantine.” We will be viewing “The Great Missionary” and “The Age of the Apostles,” both of which explore the influence of St. Paul as well as the role of women in the early Church. Come and be amazed at how much you didn’t know about St. Paul.

If the spirit moves you to wade into one of the parish flower beds and pull a few weeds, please remember to note the date, time spent and a general description of what you did. ALL volunteer hours count toward our match for the $600 Lunenfeld Beautification Grant that Blessed Trinity has received from Gardens Buffalo Niagara. The grant recognizes our East Side Garden Walk (“ESGW”) project for its “community and environmental impact, creativity, and potential for longevity.” Group gardening nights will be scheduled in late May and/or early June, but there is nothing to stop you from getting an early start.  If you’d like a log sheet to record your hours, please contact Mickey Dick. And do take time to enjoy the display of azaleas and rhododendrons now blooming on the east and west sides of the church. They won’t be around for long. The ESGW is scheduled for the weekend of July 20-21.

Prayerful thanks to all the docents and greeters who participated in our Sacred Sites Open House under the auspices of the New York Landmarks Conservancy. We really appreciate Vera Andrew, Eleanor Ash, Susanne Bordonaro, Tom Brodfuehrer, Elizabeth and Luis Clay, Kathleen Dove, Darvan Draper, Mary Karlis, Nancy Langer, Toni Maus, Rafael Rondon, Sr. Liz Savage and Palma Zanghi for their hard work and the fact that they gave up such a beautiful spring afternoon to be a welcoming presence at Blessed Trinity. We also appreciate Father Bob and all the parishioners who stopped back after coffee hour to bolster our spirits and challenge our docents.

Food Pantry Provides Shopper’s Choice ~ The Catholic Central Helping Hands Food Pantry operates EVERY Wednesday from 9:30am – 1:30pm from our St. Charles Hall at 350 Dewey Avenue. Residents of zip codes14214 & 14215 are welcome to help themselves, according to household size, to portions of carbohydrates, grains, proteins and canned vegetables. Bread and sweets generally available. Baby needs in stock also. Call (716) 800-1075 or email ccfp14215 [at] gmail [dot] com for information.

We play Bingo every Thursday in St. Charles Hall, 350 Dewey Ave. Doors open at 6:30pm, concessions open at 7:30, and games begin at 8:00pm. Please plan to join us. You can check the latest carryover figures on our Facebook page.

FAMILY PROMISE OF WNY: Feed the Hungry, Shelter the HomelessFamily Promise offers us the opportunity to perform these acts of charity in a very direct and personal manner. As a support congregation, Blessed Trinity parishioners purchase and deliver groceries to the Family Promise shelter at Ss. Brigid-Columba Parish. With a few more volunteers we could continue this corporal work of mercy at least one day a month. Working in pairs, you could anticipate your turn to occur every third month. We hope you will join us. If you want more background information go to the web site, www.fpwny.org, or contact Amy Johnson (716-836-4694).

  • Family Promise is certified by NYS and can house up to six families.
  • It is one of only two emergency shelters in Erie County that allow fathers and teenage sons to stay with their family.
  • Families are referred by the Dept. of Social Services and receive case management in finding employment and permanent housing, security deposit assistance, day care, school transport, and follow up support upon leaving the shelter.
  • In 2020, the Homeless Alliance of WNY rated Family Promise with the best success rate for moving families into permanent homes.

Pastor Emeritus, Rev. George L. Reger ~ The Mass of Christian Burial for Father Reger was celebrated at Blessed Trinity on Friday, May 26. Click HERE to view a recorded version of the Mass.

Is it time to update your contact information? During the pandemic when COVID-19 Protocols prevented many from attending church services, the ability to keep in touch by telephone, mail or email took on increased importance. Because not everyone has computer access, really important information is sent in a letter. Even though you are now able to attend Mass in person, this may be a good time to ask yourself: Does the church office have my correct mailing address and phone number? Have I shared my email address? Make sure that we have been notified of any changes in your contact information by completing this form. This is also a chance to let us know if you: wish to receive the bulletin electronically via email, register as a parishioner, or request envelopes. You can also submit the requested information by phoning our secretary at 716-833-0301 any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between 10:30am and 2:30pm; sending an email to blessedtrinitychurch [at] gmail [dot] com; or using the contact feature below to submit the information. If you choose either of the last two, please use “Contact Update” as the subject of the email or message.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Landmark house of worship, courtesy of Buffalo Rising and Explore Buffalo. By Clicking HERE, you will be treated to both exterior and interior photos and more than a little history.


P. Kuhnle’s ceramic bas relief depiction of the descent of the Holy Spirit on Mary and the apostles over doorway in east (left) side vestibule.
Photo credit: Margaret Dick